Russia Sends 160 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Syria

Russia sends 160 tonnes in humanitarian aid and medical supplies to Syria, including Sputnik vaccine doses, after the first batch of aid was sent last year.

  • Russia Sends 160 Tonnes in Humanitarian Aid to Syria
    Russia aims to help the Syrian authorities combat the COVID-19 outbreak

Russia sent 160 tonnes of humanitarian aid and medical equipment to Syria "to provide a helping hand to Syria and support it in combatting the COVID-19 outbreak."

The Russian aid includes 250,000 doses of Sputnik Lite and medical supplies regarding COVID-19 detection kits - enough for one million - according to SANA.

The first batch of Russian aid to Syria was delivered on April 2020, arriving at Damascus International Airport in an attempt to bridge the gap imposed by the Western sanctions.

The first batch included 10,000 PCR tests, 50 ventilators, 1000 reusable hazmat suits, and 1000 single-use hazmat suits.

Earlier today, Russia has sent two An-124 Ruslan aircraft loaded with humanitarian aid to Cuba, which is facing a US embargo.